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Joe (SoCal)
09-07-2005, 08:15 AM
It seems like just yesterday I was posting Tess's first day of school.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid77/pc744d6c177c208b25b8f33bb74689391/fb31ab45.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid77/p90700d3f8479a58c7db373ec4f2d2703/fb31ab4d.jpg

She is growing up so fast :(

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid185/p42d9f07c544bbbd611a14eba62d4947e/f26bf3e3.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid185/p595133e9a1b92db7141ab66332fe75ee/f26bf46a.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid185/p0ce8e1e4ca5bec240616a6537078d00a/f26bf4a9.jpg

There was another couple at the bus stop sending there little boy off for the first day.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid185/pbd752bb61d729ec9a2542d446989812f/f26bf433.jpg

Gresham CA
09-07-2005, 08:22 AM
Are y'all just starting back to school now? Our schools have been back in session for a month now. We live arond the corner from an elementary school and the little ones with their big backpacks are just too cute.

ishmael
09-07-2005, 08:33 AM
Second grade. I'm trying to remember. We walked the half mile, in all weather. Seven? It's a voluptuous innocence, or was. Sex was still a vague wondering; the moment, what am I doing now is the thing. Little of the big worry. It's a great bit of life. Enjoy it Joe, and love Tess well.

Tar Devil
09-07-2005, 08:39 AM
Don't blink, Joe. You'll be walking the aisle with her tomorrow.

Later,

Phil

TomF
09-07-2005, 10:12 AM
3 kids ... one in grade 2, another in middle school, and the third entering high school.

They grow up VERY quickly, though I didn't believe it when they were having tantrums as toddlers.

huisjen
09-07-2005, 11:24 AM
Ah, yes. Second Grade. Riding the bus an hour each way from South Berwick to Scarboro and back with all the kids whose parents thought that sending them to Christian School might civilize them. It didn't work of course. They remained uncivil and spent quite a lot of time beating on the kid who'd react. (That'd be me.) Sex was not a vague wondering. There was no thought of it in second grade. Only diference and gender with unquestioned purposes.

Sorry to mud up your thread, Joe.

Dan

westinghouse
09-07-2005, 01:10 PM
Yeah I'm with Dan on this one.

To tell you the truth Jack, I find your approach offensive. Sex? Grade Two? I just threw up a little bit in my mouth. Damn man, that's Joe's kid we're talking about! I dunno who you're talking about.

And Joe, that school bus shot is amazing, really uncanny.

Eli

garland reese
09-07-2005, 01:13 PM
Enjoy the moments Joe. Tess is a cutie. I've two of my own. Megs, a 19 year old Marine, my hero; and Amelia, a 16 year old sweetheart of a girl, whom I adore. It seems such a short time ago when they were starting school..... man Joe, it flies by. Bless you and yours, my friend. Little girls seem to see a big hero when they gaze upon "Daddy". May you always be a hero in Tess' eyes.

seafox
09-07-2005, 05:08 PM
hey joe hadn't you better get budy and produce a couple of siblings so tess isn't lonely?

one kid is like one rock in a polishing tumbler soft spots get left

ishmael
09-07-2005, 06:23 PM
Sex WAS a vague wondering at seven, Westinghouse. Why do you think kids that age play doctor? The words speak to innocence, not perversion.

Nothing I say here is much liked. Bye.

Joe (SoCal)
09-07-2005, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by ishmael:
Bye.bye

Memphis Mike
09-07-2005, 06:34 PM
Too cute. smile.gif How's Tess's guitar playing coming along Joe? Is she sticking with it?

Del Lansing
09-07-2005, 06:35 PM
Putting a minor child on public view on the internet is terribly irresponsible.
It's not even second grade, it's preschool.

[ 09-07-2005, 07:36 PM: Message edited by: Del Lansing ]

ishmael
09-07-2005, 06:46 PM
Gotta agree with Del. It's naivte, a splash of narcissism, a dash of arrogance, but it's not the best thing today.

I don't, really, understand this place. I need to take my work elsewhere, pull a Bruce Taylor. It's been a trip, thanks.

huisjen
09-07-2005, 06:53 PM
They're right Joe. Better have her fitted with a Burkha.

Dan

Wild Dingo
09-07-2005, 07:41 PM
Ooh I dont know... from afar its been pretty cool watching young Joeboy growing up changing and becoming more and more a sailor in a more truer sence... watching young Tess grow up has been a pleasure as time and again we share a fathers proud moments with his cherished little girl... Personally I feel I know Joe and Tess just a little bit more than I would if he didnt invite me into his world so freely

When I dropped into this thread last night with possumpoop at my shoulder wondering what Joeboy on da mountain was upto now... her highness's question was "Is that little Tess?" and with knowledge that it was indeed little Tess she said "well she has grown hasnt she! gorgeous little thing isnt she wasnt she the one that her dad built a little chunk of wood boat for her to sail on the pond in their backyard" again I said it was "well she sure looks happy and I bet hes a proud fella and her mums a real sweetheart"... Joshy came and had a gander along with Briezy and Jac and well they all laughed and said many different things I guess Breizy said it best "when we gonna meet Tessy dadda?" "one day baby one day" So see we all know Tessy and well shes like another wee hoon to us

I know I could lob up in New York and without hessitation know him either by his chrome domed noggin or by his gorgeous little one and so would feel the welcome a lot more... sorta like a long lost brother coming home type thing? like that anyway

Sometimes I dont agree with the young fella but in this I thank him... Thanks Joeboy for sharein your life with us downunderites :cool: Give her a hug from her mob downunder smile.gif oh an the missus too! ;)

PS... last night was the first time in many months Jo or the hoons have come and read anything from the forum! So thanks for that to mate Cheers!

[ 09-07-2005, 08:43 PM: Message edited by: Wild Dingo ]

Joe (SoCal)
09-07-2005, 07:50 PM
Beautifully said my brother Dingo. Thats the pure reason I posted this. Thanks you got IT. Dingo that has to be one of the kindest things anyone has ever said to me on this forum. Thanks man I got a little weepy reading it. I love ya man and all your hoons and you BETTER come by and see me if you ever make it to NY and I will drop in the the Dingo clan should I make it to Aussi land.

LeeG
09-07-2005, 07:53 PM
Congrats Joe,,I truly am happy for you.

Joe (SoCal)
09-07-2005, 07:58 PM
For Dingo & Possumpoop

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid55/p62c723f60af09ddd492e7cfe4b88cd59/fc7be149.jpg

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Sue H.
09-07-2005, 08:01 PM
She is so cute, Joe! I just love the shot of her with her bag waiting for the bus, and as someone else said, the school bus shot is fantastic.

Thanks for sharing. They do indeed grow up quickly. I still have to pinch myself that my baby is 27 years old!

seafox
09-07-2005, 09:21 PM
come on joe you owe it to the world to have a bunch more girls like you your wife... and who knows the way kids are your teaching them they might just all grow up and vote republican < G >

cs
09-08-2005, 07:22 AM
Oh how I look fondly back on those second grade years.

Joe just you wait, next thing you know she will be in middle school, and than the fun starts. :rolleyes:

Chad

Bruce Taylor
09-08-2005, 07:52 AM
I need to take my work elsewhere, pull a Bruce Taylor.Hey, I'm still around. If I post less these days it's partly because I'm no longer stuck in the house with a toddler.

My youngest, Ben, started Grade 1 last week. :eek:

TomF
09-08-2005, 08:20 AM
Originally posted by Bruce Taylor:
My youngest, Ben, started Grade 1 last week. :eek: Life changes, doesn't it! Congrats.